UN Argues for Haiti Cholera Estimates

1 United Nations, Mar 17. -UN estimates on the number of people infected with cholera in Haiti are in line with reality, according to UN official spokesman Martin Nesirky. Nesirky was questioned about a specialized study that almost doubles the estimate of 400,000 people infected provided by the World Health Organization and released by The Lancet scientific journal, refering to

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Nuclear Situation in Japan Remains Critical

0 Tokyo, Mar 16. -The nuclear crisis in Japan triggered by the earthquake and tsunami last Friday remains critical Wednesday after another reactor caught fire, and the number of dead and missing keeps rising. Tokyo Fears Radioactive Fallout The incident was detected early today in an area of the No. 4 reactor of the Fukushima No.1 plant, thus increasing concerns

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Ibero-American Summit to Review South-South Cooperation

1 Buenos Aires, Nov 30. -The 20th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government will review the course of South-South cooperation involving a number of countries from the region. A meeting of Cooperation Coordinators will be held in the Argentine city of Mar del Plata Dec. 1-2 prior to the deliberations of heads of State scheduled for Dec. 3-4.

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Cholera Kills 1,110 in Haiti

0 Port au Prince, Nov 18. -The Haitian Health Ministry said Wednesday that the number of cholera deaths rose to 1,110, 46 of them in the capital, where the disease is spreading rapidly despite intense prevention measures. In recent hours, 76 more deaths were reported, and 1,583 more people were hospitalized with the main symptoms of cholera, severe vomiting and

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Over 240 Million Africans Are Malnourished

0 Luanda, Oct. 14. -While sub-Saharan Africa reduced the number of hungry people by about 12 million, more than 240 million Africans continue to be malnourished, an FAO representative said on Wednesday. The president of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's Africa Regional Conference, Angolan Afonso Pedro Canga, made those statements during a food forum in Rome, Italy. According to

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